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Loose Cannons (2010 film)

Loose Cannons (Italian: Mine vaganti) is a 2010 Italian comedy film directed by Ferzan Özpetek. Özpetek also wrote the script, with the help of Ivan Cotroneo, while Domenico Procacci served as a producer. The film stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Nicole Grimaudo, Lunetta Savino, Ennio Fantastichini and Ilaria Occhini.

Loose Cannons
LooseCannons2010Poster.jpg
Italian Poster
Directed byFerzan Özpetek
Produced byDomenico Procacci
Written byFerzan Özpetek
Ivan Cotroneo
StarringRiccardo Scamarcio
Alessandro Preziosi
Nicole Grimaudo
Lunetta Savino
Ennio Fantastichini
Ilaria Occhini
Music byPasquale Catalano
CinematographyMaurizio Calvesi
Edited byPatrizio Marone
Production
company
Fandango
Distributed by01 Distribution
Release date
  • 13 February 2010 (2010-02-13) (Berlin)
  • 12 March 2010 (2010-03-12) (Italy)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian
Box office€8.3 million[1]

Loose Cannons premiered on 13 February 2010 at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. The following month, it was theatrically released in Italy, Switzerland and Turkey. In the United States, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 28 April 2010, where it won the Special Jury Prize. It was later screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, Provincetown International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. In October 2010, the film was screened at the London Film Festival.

Loose Cannons received generally positive reviews from critics.[2] It was nominated for thirteen David di Donatello Awards, including for the Best Film, winning the Best Supporting Actor for Ennio Fantastichini and the Best Supporting Actress for Ilaria Occhini. The film also earned six out of eleven nominations at the Nastro d'Argento Awards.[3]

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Plot summaryEdit

The Cantones are a bourgeois family who own a pasta company in Lecce in conservative Southern Italy. One of the two sons, Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio), returns from his studies in Rome and hopes to use a dinner with his family and the Brunettis, their business partners, to reveal his homosexuality. He expects his father Vincenzo will want nothing to do with him and he will be free to pursue his dream of becoming a writer without any ties to the family business. Tommaso discusses his plan with his elder brother, Antonio (Alessandro Preziosi). During dinner, just as Tommaso is about to share his news, Antonio interrupts and reveals that he himself is homosexual. Vincenzo (Ennio Fantastichini) takes the news badly, has a minor stroke and is admitted to hospital.

Rejecting his gay son, Vincenzo decides to place Tommaso in charge of the family business. Tommaso changes his mind about revealing his homosexuality, fearing his announcement could kill his father. Tommaso adapts to his new role partnering with the Brunetti daughter and drawing his sister into the business. His life is made more difficult when his boyfriend, Marco (Carmine Recano), and three other gay friends decide to visit him at his family home.

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

Loose Cannons premiered on 13 February 2010 at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] The following month, it was theatrically released in Italy, Switzerland and Turkey. On 28 April, the film was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival,[5] earning the Special Jury Prize.[6] A month later, Loose Cannons was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival.[7] In the United States, it would also be screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011.[8]

Throughout 2010 and 2011, Loose Cannons was screened at film festivals such as Aruba International Film Festival, Moscow Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, Festival do Rio and Ghent International Film Festival, and was theatrically released in France, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Hungary, Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, Argentina and Philippines.[9] In October 2010, the film was shown at the London Film Festival before being released in British cinemas.[10]

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 71% based on 17 reviews and an average score of 5.5/10.[2]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards Category Nominee Result
63rd Silver Ribbon Awards Best Director Ferzan Özpetek Nominated
Best Comedy Ferzan Özpetek Won
Best Producer Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Screenplay Ferzan Özpetek and Ivan Cotroneo Nominated
Best Actor Riccardo Scamarcio Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ennio Fantastichini Won
Best Supporting Actress Elena Sofia Ricci and Lunetta Savino Won
Best Cinematography Maurizio Calvesi Won
Best Scenography Andrea Crisanti Nominated
Best Score Pasquale Catalano Nominated
Best Original Song Patty Pravo Won
59th David di Donatello Awards Best Film Ferzan Özpetek Nominated
Best Director Ferzan Özpetek Nominated
Best Script Ferzan Özpetek, Ivan Cotroneo Nominated
Best Producer Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ennio Fantastichini Won
Best Supporting Actress Ilaria Occhini Won
Best Supporting Actress Elena Sofia Ricci Nominated
Best Cinematography Maurizio Calvesi Nominated
Best Score Pasquale Catalano Nominated
Best Original Song Marco Giacomelli, Patty Pravo, Fabio Petrillo, Ilaria Cortese Nominated
Best Production Design Andrea Crisanti Nominated
Best Costumes Alessandro Lai Nominated
Best Film Editing Patrizio Marone Nominated
50th Italian Golden Globe Best Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
Best Screenplay Ferzan Özpetek and Ivan Cotroneo Won
Best Cinematography Maurizio Calvesi Won
Best Actress Revelation Nicole Grimaudo Won
25th Ciak d'oro Best Film Ferzan Özpetek Won
Best Actor Riccardo Scamarcio Won
Best Supporting Actor Ennio Fantastichini Won
Best Supporting Actress Elena Sofia Ricci Won
Best Screenwriter Ferzan Özpetek and Ivan Cotroneo Nominated
Best Producer Domenico Procacci Nominated
Best Sets and Decorations Andrea Crisanti Nominated
Best Movie Poster Nominated
23rd European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Film Loose Cannons Nominated
Audience Award for Best Score Pasquale Catalano Nominated
Tribeca Film Festival Awards Special Jury Prize Loose Cannons Won

Other mediaEdit

Soundtrack albumEdit

Loose Cannons
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released12 March 2010 (2010-03-12)
Recorded2009–10
GenreSoundtrack, pop
Length66:18
LabelUniversal Music
ProducerPasquale Catalano

The soundtrack album for Loose Cannons was released on 12 March 2010 through Universal Music. It was produced by Pasquale Catalano, who also composed the original music for the film. The vocals were recorded by Eleonora Bordonaro, while the music was recorded by Fabrizio Romano (piano), Paolo Sasso (violin), Pietro Bentivenga (accordion), Claudio Romano (guitar), Domenico Rinaldi (oboe) and Pasquale Catalano (guitar, mandolin and harpsichord).[citation needed]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sogno" by Patty Pravo
  2. "La linea dei ricordi" by Pasquale Catalano
  3. "Tutti lo sanno" by Pasquale Catalano
  4. "50mila" by Nina Zilli
  5. "Nessuno ad aspettare" by Pasquale Catalano
  6. "Duetto" by Pasquale Catalano
  7. "Una notte a Napoli" by Pink Martini
  8. "Sulina Waltz" by Pasquale Catalano
  9. "Sorry, I'm a Lady" by Baccara
  10. "Cuore di sabbia" by Pasquale Catalano
  11. "Mine vaganti" by Pasquale Catalano
  12. "Kutlama" by Sezen Aksu
  13. "Due notti" by Pasquale Catalano
  14. "Yara" by Radiodervish
  15. "La ruota pazza" by Pasquale Catalano
  16. "Pensiero stupendo" by Patty Pravo
  17. "Mais De Min" by Mariana Delgado
  18. "Kutlama (Reprise)" by Radiodervish

Home mediaEdit

Loose Cannons was released on DVD on 25 June 2010, and on Blu-ray on 27 August.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mine vaganti – Statistiche". www.movieplayer.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mine_vaganti/
  3. ^ "Mine vaganti – Premi". www.movieplayer.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Panorama: Mine vaganti / Loose Cannons". Berlin International Film Festival (in German). 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  5. ^ Wigon, Zachary (27 April 2010). "Q&A: Loose Cannons". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  6. ^ Gullotti, Antonella (30 April 2010). ""Mine Vaganti" di Ozpetek vince il premio giuria al Tribeca Film Festival". Newnotizie (in Italian). Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)". Seattle International Film Festival. 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Loose Cannons". Palm Springs International Film Festival. 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Release dates for Loose Cannons (2010)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  10. ^ Fusco, Fabio (8 October 2010). "Il London Film Festival 2010 parla italiano". www.movieplayer.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 March 2012.

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